Packaged sewage treatment plants are becoming more popular than ever as people are finding it harder to get permission to discharge effluent to the ground using a normal septic tank. Although this is still possible in some areas a packaged sewage treatment plants is now seen as the correct option for ‘off mains ‘ drainage, and more affordable than ever before.
The sewage treatment plant process is similar to the way that a septic tank works, but mechanical components provide a process to help break down solids to produce a cleaner, more environmentally friendly effluent.Waste water and sewage are fed into the primary settlement tank where solids and liquids separate, the liquids then flow into the biozone chamber. In this chamber, a pump aerates the waste and encourages good bacteria to digest the organic matter, breaking it down and purifying it. As it leaves the final chamber known as the humus chamber, the effluent is typically 95% clean and ready for discharge into local watercourses, ditches or land drainage systems, subject to consent by the Environment Agency.
Different properties require different types of sewage treatment plants, these can range from a 6 person plant serving a 3 bedroom house, to a 200 person unit serving a hotel.
Such is the rise in technology of this industry there are now plants that can even be programmed to accommodate certain amounts of people, when you are on holiday, what quality of effluent you are discharging, and also self-test and diagnose faults.
Whatever your requirements Wessex Drainage can supply the right plant for you or your business.